• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1013

    THREE BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADES

    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC

    Price Realised  

    THREE BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADES
    SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC
    The blade of each cast with a subtle median ridge and each hilt with a hafting hole: one cast on both sides at the top of the blade with a triangular mask with remains of black inlay, the curved hilt cast in intaglio on each side with a partially coiled horned dragon; one hilt in the form of a bird's head cast on each side with channels for inlay; the third curved hilt cast in intaglio on both sides with a dragon head shown in profile, with channels and cells for inlay
    11½, 10¾ and 11¼ in. (29.2, 27.7 and 28.6 cm.) long (3)


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1977.